discuss pronunciation registration with i18n?

Hello Daniel (et al),

I am writing on behalf of the I18N Core WG. We recently have received a number in inquiries about an IETF Internet-Draft prepared by members of your WG and related to work on SSML and PLS. This is draft-burnett-pronunciation-alphabet-registry-00.

There is some concern in the Language Tagging and I18N communities that your approach to identifying pronunciation alphabets might not be the best choice for future needs of your users or for language/pronunciation identification. The thought is that the attribute you use for pronunciation alphabet maybe should use a language tag and that your registry should be an extension of BCP 47 language tags.

You and I reviewed this together during TPAC and I think I understand the reasons for the approach your WG choose. However, we would like to ensure that the I18N WG understands and documents your reasons well and the WG as a whole would like to consider whether we would recommend something different. As a result, I have been asked to invite you and/or appropriate representatives of your WG to meet with us in one of our upcoming teleconferences or at some mutually agreeable time.

Or next teleconference is tomorrow, Wednesday, 13 January, at 17:30 UTC (12:30 Boston, 9:30 San Francisco). If this is not convenient (I realize this is late notice), we could also meet next week or at some other time, if you'd care to propose it.

Please advise as to your availability and whether you have any comments/concerns/questions I can help prep you with.


Addison (for I18N Core WG)

Addison Phillips
Globalization Architect -- Lab126

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It is an architecture.

Received on Tuesday, 12 January 2010 22:43:26 UTC